Title: Tight Quarters
Author: Annabeth Albert
Series: Out of Uniform #6
When a minor injury relegates Petty Officer Bacon to beta team, he finds himself tasked with babysitting a journalist. What he doesn’t expect is to find himself falling for the older man.
Bacon and Spencer’s story was very tense. From the very beginning these two had a lot of obstacles they had to work through to be together. It was all very emotional and brought out all the feels for both of them. Albert really knows how to build up tension between characters and create a strong connection between couples.
Bacon has been one of the characters that I really wanted to know more about for a while now. I loved getting to know him and learning about his childhood. Bacon has always been comfortable with himself and his sexuality, but he stays in the closet because he doesn’t know how his team will react. When he does come out, I liked that he had the support of his best friend Curly, and that it allowed other members to be open with their sexuality.
Spencer was a great hero. He is in his 40s and is dedicated to his job. I liked that he is trying to make a difference with his writing, even if he sometimes messes up and pushes people away because of it. While Spencer and Bacon do struggle to figure out a relationship with their demanding careers, I liked that Albert didn’t have their issues prevent them from talking things out eventually. They needed time to compromise and work through what they really wanted for things to work out and I am fine with that.
Overall, I really enjoyed Bacon and Spencer’s story. I am excited to read the next book, even if I am a bit sad that it will be the last one.
Trigger warnings: abusive father; homophobic teammates; bullying and suicide of a partner discussed; suicide of a friend discussed; PTSD
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